The Spindle: New Order, “Temptation” b/w “Hurt”

Released at the dawn of the remix era, New Order’s “Temptation” b/w “Hurt” came in two formats—33 ⅓ speed 7” and 45 RPM 12”—on the same May 10, 1982. With this single, bassist Peter Hook, keyboardist/guitarist Gillian Gilbert, drummer Stephen Morris, and guitarist/vocalist Bernard Sumner stepped out from Joy Division’s shadow to establish themselves as a distinct entity. Painstakingly played alongside sequencers, Hook’s melodic bass to Sumner’s mantric vocals are unmistakable.

About The Spindle: The 7-inch record isn’t just a format—it’s an art form. On each episode of The Spindle podcast, music writer Marc Masters and music historian (and music maker) John Howard dive into a great 7-inch, dissecting its background, impact, and the reasons why it stands out as a small plastic piece of music history. What’s your favorite 7″? Call us at 1-877-WASTOIDS and weigh in!

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